Wealden District Council

Vision 2015 -19

Whilst we are a smaller Council than in 2010,  we are certainly not small in our ambition.

Wealden will continue to work with our partners to support:

  • Sustainable economic growth and sound financial management
  • Engaged, resilient, active communities
  • Access to suitable housing, local jobs, services, facilities and leisure opportunities

We will:

  • Protect and enhance Wealden's unique rural character and distinctive, high quality natural and historic environment
  • Promote the countryside as a sustainable resource for recreation, tourism and other rural enterprise
  • Work with partners to regenerate our diverse market towns, creating jobs, attracting investment and bringing in wealth
  • Support our local businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Generate sustainable sources of income to reinvest in local priorities
  • Manage growth to meet future needs
  • Provide more homes that local people can afford, maintaining a balance between our rural settlements and market towns
  • Help improve connectivity and access to services for all our communities

"Wealden District Council has delivered significant innovations in the last few years, serving the District more efficiently whilst holding Council Tax at the same level for five years. This plan sets out our ambitions to continue to meet and anticipate the needs and wishes of our communities as they change and grow. We will listen, learn and lead so that Wealden people, businesses and visitors can thrive and prosper. We will deliver our ambitions for Wealden as a lean and efficient Council with firm budgetary control."  Cllr. Bob Standley - Leader